The 2018 Melbourne Spoken Word Prize People’s Choice Award winner, Rania Ahmed, performs ‘Red Velvet.’

Rania Ahmed has been writing from a young age but only started perusing poetry seriously in 2015 when she joined the West Writers Group at the Footscray Community Art Centre. Rania aims to change perspective via poetry and thus inspire the change within.

Benjamin Solah

Benjamin Solah is a writer, poet, spoken word artist, activist and the Director of Melbourne Spoken Word. He grew up in Western Sydney before calling Melbourne home in 2008, where he's performed since 2010 around Melbourne's regular spoken word and poetry nights including Passionate Tongues, The Dan Poets, Voices in the Attic and House of Bricks as well as the NGV and White Night. He's released a chapbook, broken bodies, and two spoken word albums, Duel Power with Santo Cazzati and The World Doesn't Make Sense EP.
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